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Old 12-13-2011, 08:39 AM
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Mustang II cross member install on F100?

I just purchased a mustang II cross member for my 66 F100 and had a few question about the setup.

A little history on the truck first: The Truck is going to be on air ride and laying rockers. At first with the truck I was going to keep the I-beams, so I Z'd the front frame 2 1/2". So as the truck sets now it has a 2 1/2" Z. So now I decided to go with the mustang II setup and got rid of the I-beams and everything associated with them, and bought a mustang II cross member kit with stock spindles.

Now onto my questions?

I was reading through the directions from Paul Horton's. And was wondering if I have the framed Z'd, does this mean my measurements will be different from their instructions. or should I treat the Z like that is factory and set the truck up with the measurements they give?

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welder series directions

Welder series have excellent directions and some youtube info also. since you have the frame already Z'd treat it like it was like my son's 36 plymouth with curved front frame rails. take the measurements from the ground to your desired ride height -frame position and set it up that way.
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Mustang II cross member install on F100?

I would think that if you made provision to drop the rear ride height the same amount as the front that you could use the same guide lines that come with the kit.

The suspension isn't going to know where the center of the truck is sitting.

But if you keep the rear of the truck high the caster angle of the front end will be off and might have to be adjusted to compensate for the rake.

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Its all going to be at the same ride height, no rake.
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